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Louis Letizia

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1980:

A Small Circle Of Friends (NOB)
Leo And Loree (NOV)
Happy Birthday Gemini (VHS)
Dr. Jekyl And Mr. Hype (VHS)
Nothing Personal (VHS)
Tell Me A Riddle (VHS)
Mama Dracula (VHS)
Below The Belt(VHS)
Return Of The Secaucus 7 (NOB)
Dracula's Last Rites (VHS)
The Happy Hooker Goes To Hollywood(NOB)
Falling In Love Again (VHS)


1981

Body And Soul (NOB)
Hot Bubblegum (VHS)
Four Friends (NOB)
Cattle Annie And Little Britches (NOV)
Just A Gigolo (VHS)
Ticket To Heaven (VHS)
Take This Job And Shove It (NOB)
I Love You (VHS)
High Risk (NOB)
Stevie(VHS)

1982

Pandemonium (VHS)
National Lampoon's Movie Madness (NOB)
Safari 3000 (NOB)
Othello (NOV)
Funny Money (VHS)
That Championship Season(NOB)
Split Image (VHS)
Ghost Dance (VHS)
Brimstone And Treacle (NOB)
Don't Cry It's Only Thunder (VHS)
Paradise (VHS)
By Design(VHS)
Inchon(NOV)
A Dangerous Summer (VHS)

1983

Twilight Time (NOV)
Exposed (NOB)
Romantic Comedy (NOB)
Rock And Rule (NOB)
Seven Magnificent Gladiators (VHS)
Treasure Of The Four Crowns (VHS)
One More Chance (VHS)
Nana (VHS)
Young Warriors (VHS)
Private Popsicle (VHS)
Private Maneuvers (VHS)
Throne Of Fire (VHS)
The Violent Breed (VHS)
Lonely Hearts (NOB)
Thunder (VHS)
Jungle Heat (NOB)
Lianna (NOB)
Streamers (NOB)
The Grey Fox (VHS)
Norman Loves Rose (VHS)
The Golden Seal (NOB
Get Crazy (VHS)
The American Snitch (NOV)
House Of Shadows (VHS)
Touched (VHS)
The Weavers: Wasnt That A Time


1984

Hot Dog: The Movie (NOB)
Until September (NOB)
Garbo Talks (NOB)
Martin's Day (VHS)
Gabriela (VHS)
Emmanuelle 4 (VHS)
Soldier Of The Night (VHS)
Over The Brooklyn Bridge (VHS)
Making The Grade (NOB)
Sword Of The Valiant (NOB)
Baby Love (VHS)
Scandalous (VHS)
Heartbreakers (VHS)
Perfect Strangers (NOB)
The Census Taker (VHS)
Hellriders (VHS)
Ark Of The Sun God (VHS)
Goodbye Pork Pie (VHS)
That Sinking Feeling (VHS)
Another Time Another Place (VHS)
Secrets (VHS)
Vamping (VHS)
City Limits (VHS)
House Of God (NOV)
Nothing Lasts Forever (NOV)
Octavia (VHS)
Android (NOB)
Ordeal By Innocence (NOB)
The Cotton Club(NOB)
Blood Of Others(VHS)
The Game(VHS)
Choose Me(NOB)
The Party Animal (NOB)

1985

Psycho Girls (VHS)
Maria's Lovers (NOB)
Hot Resort (VHS)
Stronghold (VHS)
Hot Chili (VHS)
Thunder Alley (VHS)
Mata Hari (NOB)
When Father Was Away On Business (VHS)
Dreamchild (NOB)

Fool In Love (NOB)
Up Your Anchor (VHS)
The Final executioner (VHS)
Jungle Raiders (VHS)
The Bay Boy (VHS)
Kid Colter (NOB)
The Heavenly Kid (NOB)
Maxie (NOB)
Movers And Shakers (NOB)
Beer (NOB)
Creature (NOB)
SHE (VHS)
The Girl In The Picture (VHS)
Too Scared To Scream (VHS)
Roadhouse 66 (VHS)
Water (NOB)
Morons From Outer Space (NOB)
Smooth Talk (NOB)
The Berlin Affair (VHS)
War And Love (VHS)
Camorra (VHS)
Treasure Island (NOV)
Heavenly Bodies( VHS)
The Coca Cola Kid(NOB)
Basic Training(NOB)

1986

The Adventures Of The American Rabbit (VHS)
Where The River Runs Black (NOB)
3:15 The Moment Of Truth (VHS)
Hell Squad (VHS)
Field Of Honor (NOB)
The Young Dragons (VHS)
The Whistleblower (VHS)
America 3000(NOB)
Behind Enemy Lines (NOB)
Pirates (VHS)
Impure Thoughts (VHS)
Thunder Run (VHS)
Big Time (NOB)
Robotech (VHS)
Detective School Dropouts(NOB)
Lightning The White Stallion(NOB)
Otello (NOB)
Eye Of The Tiger (NOB)
Turtle Diary (NOB)
Defence Of The Realm (NOB)
Inside Out (VHS)
Hollywood Harry (NOB)
Aladdin (NOB)
The Tomb (VHS)
The Longshot (NOB)
Ghost Fever (VHS)
Opposing Force (VHS)
Foreign Body (VHS)
Emanon (VHS)
Just Between Friends (NOB)
Stoogemania (VHS)
Body Slam (NOB)
Nobodys Fool (NOB)
Gleaming The Cube (NOB)
Saving Grace(NOB)
The Red Headed Stranger (VHS)
Soldiers Revenge (VHS)
City in Panic (VHS)
Riding The Edge (VHS)


1987

You Talkin' To Me? (VHS)
P.I.: Private Investigator (VHS)
Cyclone (NOB)
Born To Race (VHS)
Walk Like A Man (NOB)
O.C And Stiggs (NOB)
Access Code (VHS)
Sweet Lies (VHS)
Number One With A Bullet (NOB)
Captive Hearts (VHS)
Downtwisted (VHS)
Lonely Passion Of Judith Hearne (VHS)
Beauty And The Beast (NOB)
Home Is Where The Heart Is (VHS)
Rumplestiltskin (NOB)
Barfly(NOB)
The Emperor's New Clothes (NOB)
Once We Were Dreamers (NOV)
Too Much (NOB)
Wish You Were Here(NOB)
Three Kinds Of Heat (VHS)
The Belly Of The architect (NOB)
Sleeping Beauty (NOB)
The Fringe Dwellers (NOB)
Iron Warrior (NOB)
King Lear (VHS)
Dark Age (VHS)
Tough Guys Don't Dance(NOB)
Thunder 2 (VHS)
Undercover (VHS)
Lady Beware (VHS)
Hotel Colonial (VHS)
Angel Of Vengeance (NOV)
Made In The U>S>A(VHS)
He's My Girl (NOB)
My Little Girl (VHS)
Commando squad (VHS)
Burke And Wills (VHS)
High Tide (VHS)
The Good Wife (NOB)
Love At Stake (NOB)
Gangland (VHS)
Slate, Wynn And Me (VHS)
Deadly Illusion (VHS)
The Caller (NOB)
Square Dance (VHS)
The Wild Pair (VHS)
Castaway (NOB)
Duet For One (VHS)
Dutch Treat (VHS)
The Assault (NOB)
Five Corners (VHS)
The Kitchen Toto (VHS)
Dancers (NOB)
Programmed To Kill(VHS)
Moon In Scorpio(NOB)
Playing Away (VHS)
Gangland (VHS)
Terror On Alcatraz(VHS)
Heaven (NOB)

1988

Ricky And Pete (NOB)
It Takes Two (VHS)
Taffin (NOB)
Far North (NOB)
The Chocolate War (NOB)
Whoops Apocalypse! (VHS)
Some Girls (NOB)
Last Rites (NOB)
Murder One (VHS)
Mercenary Fighters (NOB)
The Misfit Brigade (NOB)
Going Bananas (VHS)
Jakarta (NOB)
Bernadette (NOV)
A Tiger's Tale (VHS)
Salsa (NOB)
Crusoe (NOB)
Tales Of Ruby Rose(VHS)
War Party (VHS)
Seven Hours To Judgement (NOB)
Defense Play (VHS)
Illegally Yours (NOB)
Full Moon In Blue Water (NOB)
Fantastic Adventures Of Tennessee Buck (VHS)
The Frog Prince (NOB)
Kansas (NOB)
Puss N Boots (NOB)
Lone Runner (VHS)
The Raggedy Rawney (NOB)
Outlaw Force (VHS)
Little Dorrit/Nobody's Fault (VHS)
White Mischief (VHS)
Nobodys Fault (VHS)
A Time Of Destiny (NOB)
Hansel and Gretel (NOB)
Buy And Cell (VHS)
Haunted Summer (VHS)
Catch The Heat (NOB)
Dominick And Eugene (NOB)
White Ghost (VHS)
Patty Hearst (NOB)
The Supergrass (VHS)
Private Road: No Tresspassing (VHS)
Scenes From The Goldmine (VHS)
A World Apart(NOB)
High Season (NOB)
War Party (VHS)
Hawks (VHS)
Buster (NOB)
Alien From L.A. (NOB)
Storm (VHS)
Shy People (VHS)
Track 29 (VHS)
Journey To The Center Of The Earth (VHS)
Platoon Leader (NOB)
Doin Time On Planet Earth (VHS)
Business As Usual (VHS)
Hanna's War (NOB)
The In Crowd (VHS)
Outside Chance Of Maximillian Glick(VHS)
Queen Of Hearts(NOB)
Red Nights(VHS)

1989

Winter People (NOB)
Buying Time (VHS)
Trust Me (VHS)
Season Of Fear (VHS)
Damned River (VHS)
The Runnin KInd (VHS)
Easy Wheels (VHS)
True Love (NOB)
Blueberry Hill (VHS)
Mind Games (VHS)
Wicked Stepmother (NOB)
Dark Tower (VHS)
Snow White (NOB)
REd Riding Hood (NOB)
Breaking In (NOB)
Beyond The Door 3 (VHS)
Warm Summer Rain (NOB)
For Better Or Worse (VHS)
Everlasting Secret Family (VHS)
Criminal Law (NOB)
Mascara (VHS)
Staying Together (NOB)
Hot Blood (VHS)
Secret Of The Ice Cave (VHS)
Interzone (VHS)
Speed Zone (VHS)
Lost Angels (NOB)
Farewell to The King (NOB)
Rude Awakening (VHS)
Heart Of Dixie (NOB)
Valmont(NOB)
Limit Up (VHS)
Ten Little Indians (VHS)
The Rose Garden (NOB)
Clownhouse ( NOB)
Time Trackers(VHS)
Out Cold(NOB)
 
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Louis Letizia

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Not having all the Cannon films on Blu should be considered a crime.
Agreed. And they are the bulk of the MGM library now. Very few UA are not on Blu. Would be funny if Twilight Time released TWILIGHT TIME. A quirky little movie now showing on Amazon Prime
 

Dick

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Your list is quite extensive, and nice to see these titles collected here. But your choices of what to highlight in bold are, of course, highly subjective ones. Personally, I would highlight RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7, TICKET TO HEAVEN, DON'T CRY IT'S ONLY THUNDER, THE GREY FOX, THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE, THE CHOCOLATE WAR, CRUSOE, DOMINICK AND EUGENE & FAREWELL TO THE KING as being among the more important titles. FYI: The 1988 film is not called WORLD'S APART, but rather A WORLD APART. WORLDS APART was a 2008 film and an entirely different story. THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ has been released on Blu by Criterion, and PRANCER is on Blu from Shout! Factory.
 

Louis Letizia

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Your list is quite extensive, and nice to see these titles collected here. But your choices of what to highlight in bold are, of course, highly subjective ones. Personally, I would highlight RETURN OF THE SECAUCUS 7, TICKET TO HEAVEN, DON'T CRY IT'S ONLY THUNDER, THE GREY FOX, THE LONELY PASSION OF JUDITH HEARNE, THE CHOCOLATE WAR, CRUSOE, DOMINICK AND EUGENE & FAREWELL TO THE KING as being among the more important titles. FYI: The 1988 film is not called WORLD'S APART, but rather A WORLD APART. WORLDS APART was a 2008 film and an entirely different story. THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ has been released on Blu by Criterion, and PRANCER is on Blu from Shout! Factory.


Thank You. I like your list of what you feel are important films
 

Bernard McNair

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Excellent listings. I would hope that The Grey Fox and Cattle Annie both make the journey to Blu. IMHO The Grey Fox was one of the outstanding films of the 80’s.
 

Erik_H

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Kiss of the Spiderwoman was released on Blu Ray several years ago as a "Collector's Edition" that included a nearly 2 hour documentary. Available on Amazon, but only through third party sellers.
 

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1988 - Patty Hearst
Available on DVD-R from Amazon thru MGM home video. It was also recently put up in Vudu’s “free with ads” section, though in SD only. Apparently there is no HD transfer the film.
 

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Cotton Club is available on a Region free blu although package lists it as Region B locked. "Dreamchild" is a film of almost no reputation, probably due to its tricky, uncomfortable subject matter. I'm the only person I know who's actually seen it. But it is wonderful and had some great Jim Henson creature effects.
 

Louis Letizia

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Cotton Club is available on a Region free blu although package lists it as Region B locked. "Dreamchild" is a film of almost no reputation, probably due to its tricky, uncomfortable subject matter. I'm the only person I know who's actually seen it. But it is wonderful and had some great Jim Henson creature effects.
DREAMCHILD I saw in a theater in NYC on opening weekend in October 1985. Its a shame Corale Brown ( Mrs Vincent Price) was denied an Oscar nomination. She was brilliant capturing a very delicate emotional tightrope walk . Its a masterpiece of style and acting. It would look amazing in HD. Thanks for heads up on Patty Hearst...I will check out Vudu
 

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1982

Inchon (NOV)

I think Inchon is out of MGM's control. The Unification Church financed that film and after that movie bombed they only allowed it a few cable airings but have otherwise suppressed it.

BTW, I was quite surprised to discover that Lionsgate put out that Cotton Club Director's Cut on BD. Did MGM lose the rights or something?
 

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Masquerade (1988), a picture co-starring Kim Cattrall, Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly and Doug Savant. Saw it in theaters. Thought it splendid. Saw it on DVD less than a year ago and thought it still had its merits, despite not being an altogether 'great' thriller. The gorgeous Cape Cod locale sold this one; all about a sailing instructor whose having an affair with the boss' wife, but marries a rich girl, intent on killing her. Problem: he can't bring himself to do the deed. And the real torture here is that the girl, desperately in love, cannot bring herself to believe the man she's passionate about could, in fact, be trying for only her money instead of her heart. I enjoyed this one for what it was and would buy it on Blu-ray if it ever came to light.
 

Louis Letizia

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I think Inchon is out of MGM's control. The Unification Church financed that film and after that movie bombed they only allowed it a few cable airings but have otherwise suppressed it.

BTW, I was quite surprised to discover that Lionsgate put out that Cotton Club Director's Cut on BD. Did MGM lose the rights or something?
As was I. Its probably controlled by American Zoetrope which has an output deal with Lionsgate( and a good reason why we habent gotten One From the Heart or the underrated The Escape Artist).
 

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One From the Heart is available as part of a (good, and cheap) five-film Coppola collection on Blu. Kino is releasing Cattle Annie next year.
 

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Masquerade (1988), a picture co-starring Kim Cattrall, Rob Lowe, Meg Tilly and Doug Savant. Saw it in theaters. Thought it splendid. Saw it on DVD less than a year ago and thought it still had its merits, despite not being an altogether 'great' thriller.

I couldn't agree more. I think it's an underrated gem and I would LOVE to be able to finally retire my DVD on this one. First saw it at a DRIVE-IN (of all places) and have loved it ever since. The plot is a real corker, the location work is gorgeous (though it's the Hamptons, not Cape Cod) and everyone is SO beautiful! I really love it (he says somewhat guiltily) lol.
 
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I couldn't agree more. I think it's an underrated gem and I would LOVE to be able to finally retire my DVD on this one. First saw it at a DRIVE-IN (of all places) and have loved it ever since. The plot is a real corker, the location work is gorgeous (though it's the Hamptons, not Cape Cod) and everyone is SO beautiful! I really love it (he says somewhat guiltily) lol.
If you’re really desperate, it is available digitally in HD.
 

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There is only one movie (possibly two) on the list that I’ve ever heard of, and that’s SPEED ZONE (aka CANNONBALL RUN III). I love that movie... the lambo at the beginning skipping on water is epic. Can’t believe it’s not even on DVD!
 

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